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What a difference four years makes

I haven’t written here in four years and I wouldn’t be writing here now, but for the fact of having paid off my credit cards (winning) and closing one (awesome) which lead to me not keeping current with my old rock climber girl dot com domain

What a difference four years makes
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AIARE Level 1 Avalanche Course with Pro Guiding

Where life used to revolve solely around climbing, if you’ve been around awhile you know that I’ve diversified.  Saturday marked the start of my fourth season of trying to learn how to ski — a task I wouldn’t highly recommend taking on in your

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Being my own Valentine

This is a bit far afield for RockClimberGirl.com, but I wanted to share it anyway.  Sometimes I write stuff not about rock climbing (although, climbing tends to sneak in there, somehow) and here’s the most recent.  ElephantJournal.com was kind enough to run this little story, and

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Training, Trust and Trapeze

I was driving home from work tonight and heard this story on NPR’s All Things Considered: Training and Trust:  Partners on the Flying Trapeze and enjoyed it both as a climber, and as a human being who has relationships with other human beings.  Ironically enough, I’m

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Last minute shiny things

Sometimes there are things that are just so pretty and sparkly that I have to write them up even if they have nothing to do with rock climbing. This isn’t one of those times, since I have the “gateway jeweler” of badass climbergirl Kate Rutherford, to

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Getting off the sofa.

Or couch. Whichever you prefer. I haven’t really done anything since the end of August. I mean, I’ve spent a half day snowshoeing, and gotten in a few early ski days… I’ve done a few yoga classes, and I think I went for

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To think about.

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Rocks, not climbing

WA CoastOriginally uploaded by theclimbergirl I took a mini vacation last week and headed out to the Washington Coast for a little intro to backpacking with my new roomie and all around badass girl Teresa. We hiked in from the Ozette Ranger Station by headlamp and got about an hour

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Going Places.

It’s been a strange winter, but I’m starting to come out from my hibernation. Only it hasn’t been hibernation… it’s been a strange experience in constant motion for the last few months… very little rest, a very lot of movement,

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Inquiring minds want to know.

A few weeks ago, my friend Peter raised a question about the strange questions people type into search engines that result in traffic to websites, and that lead me and another friend, Steph to actually open up our logs. It makes me giggle on the rare occasion that I look